Shinobi Steve

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  1. Shinobi Steve

    Greetings from Belgium!

    Welcome to the forum! Good to have another Tolkien nerd around.
  2. Shinobi Steve

    Preparations of the masses- November 2020

    Imagine having Hokuho over your shoulder watching you eat. That’s quite a bit of weight for Enho to gain from where he was last tournament.
  3. Shinobi Steve

    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    I’ve missed seeing those post-bout Hokuho love taps. It seems like he is feeling pretty good these last few days. Fingers are crossed we’ll see him next month.
  4. Shinobi Steve

    Arashio Criticizes China

    Since he is Mongolian, I can totally understand his anger. I'm sure he's not the only one who feels the same way.
  5. Shinobi Steve

    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    I certainly hope we get to see him in November.
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    I’d pitch in as well! The sumo world certainly could use more books in English documenting some of the history of the sport.
  7. Shinobi Steve

    Food Prizes

    What makes "ten no tsubu" rice so special? I did some googling and understand it's from Fukushima prefecture. Is there more to it than that though? Is it a different variety of rice with some sort of specific flavor? Does it have extra calories to enable the guys to pack on weight? Or is it all just marketing?
  8. Shinobi Steve

    Best Way to Get Into Sumo?

    Here is my recommendation. Get started with amateur sumo ASAP! Go to the US Sumo Federation website and try to find a club in your area. If you don’t find anything close, it’ll be worth the drive to travel and train in person with people. Learn how to train at a club. Next year, enter an amateur sumo tournament. If you enjoy it, then keep going and see where it takes you. If you don’t enjoy it, then you know it’s not right for you. Don’t wait three years though, start with amateur sumo now.
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    Video games

    I'm a racing fanatic, so I like to spend my gaming time on racing sims. I have a PS4 and really enjoy Gran Turismo Sport, F1 2020, and Dirt Rally 2.
  10. Shinobi Steve

    How to get back into Sumo after a long time away?

    I hope your health improves and you feel better soon! I’m pretty new to Sumo and very new to the forum. YouTube is how I first got interested in Sumo. I’m glad you found the Chris Sumo channel. That channel has been very interesting and informative to me. I first got interested in Sumo by randomly seeing a daily recap from Kintamayama’s channel on YouTube. Shortly after I found that channel, I also started to watch Jason’s All-Sumo channel. He only shows select bouts, but he gives his own commentary during the buildup. I have learned a lot from listening to him. If you don’t already follow those two on YouTube, then certainly subscribe to both of them. Also, basically everytime I read a post on the forum I have to open Wikipedia to look up a term. The basic list of Sumo terms on Wikipedia has been very helpful to me. There is a link at the top of the forum homepage.
  11. Shinobi Steve

    Broken link

    I’m still pretty new, so I’ve been poking around.
  12. Shinobi Steve

    Broken link

    On the forum homepage, the link at the top titled "Sumo Links" is broken.
  13. Shinobi Steve

    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    Sumo fans have plenty to look forward to in coming weeks In the article, John mentioned a throw Ura pulled off at the 2013 World Combat Games. If you'd like to save yourself a few minutes searching, here is the link to the video on Youtube.
  14. Shinobi Steve

    Another UK sumo fan!

    Welcome! Glad to see another motorsport fan who is also hooked on sumo.
  15. Shinobi Steve

    Kimarite Statistics - 2020 Aki

    Thanks for the incredible video. The makiotoshi was beautiful.